Mt. Airy Nursery School is where strong foundations and fun lead to confidence and success!
We are a modified Montessori preschool program for children between the ages of 2½ and 5, located in Montrose, NY. We offer a multi-age classroom environment in which every child can explore the joy of learning and discovery. Our program stresses both individual learning and social development, focusing on confidence, cooperation, social skills, and FUN. In addition to the traditional preschool program of basic skills, art, music, and movement, we also offer beginning French. The foundation of our program is based in Montessori methods and educational materials for practical life, fine motor development, math and number concepts, science, geography, and age-appropriate literacy development. In order to meet the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, we upgraded our facilities and prepared curriculum for a variety of teaching/learning modalities. We are proud that our staff and families have worked together to allow us to be safely open for in-person learning continuously since September without incident. We are equally prepared to successfully teach small-group and individual lessons using remote learning technology if necessary, either for individual students who need to be home or for the whole school if we should need to close.